Oct 31, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Madman's Daughter

Because we all have something we're waiting for.

The Madman's Daughter
Author: Megan Shepherd
Series: ---
Release Date: 29 January 2013

London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true.

Juliet is accompanied by the doctor’s handsome young assistant and an enigmatic castaway, who both attract Juliet for very different reasons. They travel to the island only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: he has created animals that have been vivisected to resemble, speak, and behave as humans. Worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape the island, even though her horror is mixed with her own scientific curiosity. As the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.

I've been reading Frankenstein for my literary criticism class this semester and it's a really interesting, genuinely creepy tale. (If you're looking for an appropriate book for Halloween, go hunt that one down.) This seems like an interesting take on it; I love the cover and the idea.

But... but...

... a love triangle? Why? What's the point? It adds nothing to the plot, especially thrust into the summary like it is!

Why must you hurt me in this way?


  1. Hmmm, interesting. I think I will add it to my wishlist, it's difficult to find a book so different.

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  2. Ooo, sort of a meta-fiction take on the old classic? We love those, when they're done well!

  3. Love the sound of the book, love the cover... and like you, HATE the love triangle. I can't even anymore. GAH.

    Anyway, nice pick, and I hope this one surprises you!

  4. This looks so good! I really like the cover too.

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